Erik Shilling
News Editor at Jalopnik. 2008 Honda Fit Sport.
Jan 18

Listen, I’ve given you some shit before about some of your opinions and boy do I love starring comments that take the piss out of ya. But by god is this the best article I’ve read on this site in a very long time. Great writing and a nice little love letter to one of the great gear head saviors. Read more

Jan 15

Erik, as far as I’m concerned this is the best damn article you’ve written here, and not by a small amount. You found a topic that every gearhead has an opinion about, found an interesting interviewee who was willing to talk about it, and then you just let him talk and wove a story around the quotes. I’m not sure I Read more

Jan 15

Your story sounds like mine, Grew up outside Cleveland, Dad went to vocational school and became a mechanic. Bought his first used set of tools from someone retired. Used money he saved from fixing up and selling a couple cars before he graduated. Read more

Dec 1

To think, I don’t own a single car with a cabin air filter.

All of that crud is IN MY LUNGS.

Nov 30

It has, and it is, for the worse. Too little, too late, only because they have to.

Nov 30

But I have been told if we just leave it to the free market to sort it all out that the world will look like this.

Nov 23

She’s the best CEO they’ve ever had who inherited a mess from the worst CEO they ever had.

Nov 19

Shilling is vehemently opposed to liking things. It’s his whole shtick. 

Sep 24

Has anyone at Jalopnik ever blogged about how advertising 0-60 times or top speeds multiple times the legal speed limit is just as irresponsible if not dangerous as these dumb ads? I should have. Dammit.

Jul 20

German animals wouldn't think of crossing a road except at a marked crossing.

May 21

I think I’ve talked myself into trying to do my Z’s timing belt, but every time I research it, I get intimidated at the long list of stuff I’m supposed to buy (based on the “while you’re in there, you might as well...” forum advice.) Read more

May 8

you can tell this video is 15-20 years old because everybody has a lighter instead of a cell phone, lol

May 8

I owned the Big Time 12" single (1986) as a kid and it had a version of this song that wasn’t available digitally until a couple of years ago. It has a sparse bass heavy mix and a bigger dose of Youssou N’Dour.

May 8

One of my favorite songs on an iconic 80s album.